How did you first day of CK Summer Camp go? Did you get your merit badge done for Pocket Scrapbooking? Are you working on your Color Medium and Computer Based Design projects?
Sounds like you’ve earned yourself a treat and boy is this a doozy!! Megan Hoeppner found this delightful recipe and at first glance assumed it was a strawberry inside a marshmallow that was then roasted (and we think that plan would work just as well). Turns out it is a yummy, homemade marshmallow cream the strawberry is dipped in before roasting. Whichever way you choose to enjoy your strawberries, I’m pretty sure you can’t go wrong when it comes to marshmallows – you might want to drizzle a little chocolate on that toasted marshmallow just to round out the flavors!
TORTURED STRAWBERRIES (STRAWBERRIES IN BRULEED MARSHMALLOW CRÈME) (original post found at: Furey & the Feast)
Yield: 6 to 8 servings
2 egg whites
1/2 cup sugar
Pinch cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 pound strawberries, rinsed and dried
1. Add egg whites and sugar to the stainless steel mixing bowl of a stand mixer. Using whisk attachment, whisk on medium-high speed until sugar is incorporated and whites form soft peaks, about 3 to 4 minutes.
2. Add in cream of tartar, vanilla and salt. Whisk on high speed for about a minute or so. Crème is done when it’s glossy and holding stiff peaks.
3. Dip and swirl a strawberry into crème. Using a blowtorch (or gas burner, if you are using skewers), brown crème as desired. Place on serving plate (or in mouth!) and serve immediately.
Camper of the Day
Okay, lick the marshmallow off your fingers so you can scroll down and see today’s camper. Each day we’ll pick a camper from the merit badge challenges as the camper of the day (one for today and two for the rest of the days). At the end of camp, we’ll have a Camper’s Choice contest (like a Reader’s Choice contest) and you’ll pick the camper and her project to have us publish in the January/February 2014 issue.
And today’s camper is…..<drum roll>
We have a bonus today – a free font you can download to use on your next layout.
That’s it for today. Again, congrats to okanogan girl! Come by tomorrow at 5:00 pm MT to see the two campers of the day and for another camp recipe.
Have fun creating!